Chedjou looks destined for a transfer to Merseyside.
Lille centre-back Aurelien Chedjou has announced that he is looking to leave the Ligue 1 club and that Liverpool is his preferred destination.
Chedjou has admitted that he will not be at the Grand Stade Lille Metropole next season, giving Reds manager Brendan Rodgers something to think about as he looks to replace the retired Jamie Carragher.
“Yes, I want to move from Lille and get another experience of my life,” the Cameroon defender told Sky Sports.
“Liverpool could be great. An enormous club with fantastic fans.”
The 27-year-old has also been linked with moves to Galatasaray and Newcastle but it appears that Anfield is the preferential choice for Chedjou.
Defence is going to be a key area for Liverpool to improve this summer as Rodgers deals with the absence of Carragher and his lack of faith in Sebastian Coates.
It’s likely that if the Northern Irishman can find a buyer then Coates will be on his way out of the club, whilst the future of out-of-favour Martin Skrtel still remains in doubt.
The manager has shown interest in Schalke centre-back Krygiakos Papadopolous as a replacement, although will want the German club to lower their €22.5million asking price.
More positively for Rodgers it looks as if a deal to bring experienced Manchester City defender Kolo Toure in on a free transfer is as good as done, with the Ivorian’s current deal at Eastlands running out in June.
The Liverpool boss will be keeping an eye on Chedjou in the coming weeks as he will have to move quickly if he wants to sign the Cameroon international.